August 2017 Events

August 12, 2017 : Bi-monthly meeting at Emma Prusch Park in San Jose. Open to all. Meeting starts at 1:00. Come early for chatting and snacking. Topic will be a presentation by Janet Barton on the California Nursery historical Park in the Niles District of Fremont. The park is the last remaining 21 acres of the 463 acre nursery that was once “largest West of the Rockies”. There are archives that go back at least to 1884. Janet will be speaking about the fruits and nuts. And she will be talking also about John Rock’s Nurseries in San Jose which were established in 1865 (after the Civil War) on the banks of Coyote Creek. The nurseries were 4 miles north of Prusch Park.

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June 2017 Events

June 10, 2017: Bi-monthly meeting at 1:00 at Emma Prusch Park in San Jose. Open to all. We will be having our annual potluck! Those who are wise will come a bit early! Once again we will supplement the menu with fixings from Una Mas! Please bring something to share as well – side dishes, salads, desserts, beverages – will all be appreciated. If you have some ripe fruit already that you would like to share that is also lovely. Topics will be member contributions and show and tell!

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April 2017 Events

April 8, 2017: Bi-monthly meeting at Emma Prusch Park in San Jose. Open to all. Meeting starts at 1:00. Come early for chatting and snacking. Topic will be on citrus with Tom Delfino.

We will also be having the greenwood scion exchange. Citrus scion wood will be available for purchase. Please remember! No citrus scion wood may be brought from home gardens for trading due to the risk of HLB or citrus greening disease!
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February 2017 Events

February 11, 2017: Bi-monthly meeting at Emma Prusch Park in San Jose. Open to all. Meeting starts at 1:00. Come early for chatting and snacking. Topic will be presented by our member George Tyson, speaking on irrigation and water needs of our trees. In particular, he will discuss how much water and when to apply it in order to keep your trees healthy and productive. He will also speak on drought tolerance of common and uncommon fruiting plants.

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January 2017 Events

January 14, 2017: Annual Scion Exchange! Event opens at 10:00 for members, and at 11:00 for the public. We will stay open until about 3:00, but come early if you can! This event is free of charge, but donations are accepted! Signs will be out to help you find the Multi-Cultural Center at Emma Prusch Park. If you have not paid up membership in advance, we will have someone available to help you!

At the scion exchange you will find scion wood, and cuttings for rooting, for many types of deciduous fruiting trees, as well as some shrubs  and vines. Come prepared for the best results! Bring tape or tags for labeling your selections, and bags to place them in. Lists of what you are looking for can help to guide you. There will be CRFG members ready to help with your questions.

While this is an “exchange” you are not required to bring scion wood. If you have a tree at home with delectable fruit, and you would like to share some wood, please bring a labeled bag of scions that are pencil thick, and 10 or so inches long. We try to make sure that we do not share wood of varieties that are still under patent. If you have a question about what you might bring, please show someone with a name tag, and we can check for you!

Also available will be a table of supplies for grafting if you would like to purchase something. There will also be two grafting demonstrations to help insure your success with the wood you take home!

See you there!

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December 2016 Events

December 10, 2016: Bi-monthly meeting at Emma Prusch Park in San Jose. Open to all. Meeting starts at 1:00. Come early for chatting and snacking. Presentation will be by C. Todd Kennedy,  who is well known in the CRFG for speaking and writing about many kinds of fruit. Todd will be presenting on variety selection of fruit trees for our area. This is great timing for us as we make plans for buying new trees, and for making selections for grafting.

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October 2016 Events

October 8, 2016:  Bi-monthly meeting at Emma Prusch Park in San Jose. Open to all. Meeting starts at 1:00. Come early for chatting and snacking. Presentation will be by Ann Northrup, plant pathologist. She will be speaking on disease problems, and management of these problems that show up in our fruit trees. She will also speak about abiotic disorders, such as sun, water, and mineral imbalances.

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